Broo100 Posted January 1, 2014 Report Share Posted January 1, 2014 Hi everyone and best wishes for 2014. I hope you can help me with this one. My ds, 11, was diagnosed a year ago with PANS/PANDAS. He is doing much much better now but the fall is tricky for him as the exposure to many vriuses/illnesses, at school, make him less concentrated and more jittery than normal. At school (he attends a private school in NY), he has needed more time to get his work done and he has been getting Bs instead of As despite knowing the material inside out because he is unable to finish his tests on time. It is very discouraging to him and I spend a lot of time telling him that "Bs are a fine grade" but he feels like his body is not letting him get the grade he deserves (I hope this makes sense). He has been going to a therapist, once a week, that helps him organize and structure his work but I have refused to go down the ADHD medication route as who knows what can happen to his brain on it. He was on fish oil once and his tics increased very dramatically. My question is, can a kid like this get extra time for exams? How does this work? I don't want to come across as a tiger mom that just wants to get her sonthe extra leg in life but I do feel that he has a bone fide disadvantage. Is there a process for this type of request? He is in 6th grade and, in the spring, when he was very stabilized he was a straight A student. Any thoughts welcome. Thanks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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